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Match 10 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
19 July
4:13 (0:5, 2:5, 2:3)
  • James NAKA (13'05", 16'08", 27'49")
  • Franco NEE (31'04")
  • MADJER (2'24", 15'23", 16'06", 17'12", 24'44")
  • ALAN (4'19", 4'36", 16'12", 28'50")
  • Gideon OMOKIRIO (4'58" OG)
  • BELCHIOR (7'19", 33'06")
  • Eddie NGAITIN (23'58" OG)

Referee Faisal SALLAM (UAE)

Summary

Irresistible Portugal all but through

Irresistible Portugal all but through

Portugal overwhelmed Solomon Islands 13-4 to effectively reach the quarter-finals. Madjer, Alan and Belchior scored five, four and three times respectively to propel the Europeans to victory in the joint-highest-scoring match in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup history. Portugal led 5-0 at the first break, but Solomon Islands, to their credit, refused to give up the fight and managed two goals ...

Highlights

Line-up

SOL
POR
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Henry KOTO (SOL)
(POR) Ze Miguel MATEUS
Officials
  • Referee: SALLAM Faisal (UAE)
  • Second referee: HAGHIGHATJOO Farshid (IRN)
  • Third referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)
  • Timekeeper: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)
  • Not eligible to play

Photos

  • The Portugal squad huddles before the start of their match against Italy
  • Two fans of Solomon Islands watch their team playing against Portugal at Marseille 2008
  • Marseille's stadium packed
  • Action from the match between Portugal and Solomon Islands at Marseille 2008
  • Portugal's Belchior executes an overhead-kick against Solomon Islands
  • Action from the match between Solomon Islands and Portugal
  • Fred Hale, goalkeeper of the Solomon Islands, battles for the ball with Portugal's Belchior
  • Portugal players celebrate a goal against Solomon Islands
  • Portugal's Alan celebrates with his goalkeeper Rodrigues after scoring against Solomon Islands in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"It was a tough game for us, it was really hot. Portugal are a really good team. Maybe I scored my last goal of the tournament today but we will do our best to win our last game," James Naka, Solomon Islands player.

"We're very pleased with today's win. We trusted in ourselves and we reached our goal. We respected Solomon Islands but when you enter the pitch it's important to win, and this is what we did," Belchior, Portugal player.

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    STATISTICS
    Solomon IslandsStatisticsPortugal
    35Shots41
    1Corner kicks4
    3Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    45%Possession (%)55%